Highlights and lowlights of the NFL draft

Monday, April 27, 2009

The NFL Draft took place this weekend. The focus was on the big spending Detroit Lions, who after going 0 and 16 last season, ponied up a guaranteed $41.7 million for Georgia quarterback Matt Stafford. Also making headlines? The New York Jets, who traded with Cleveland (whose coach they fired in January) to move up to the fifth spot to take Southern California quarterback Mark Sanchez. Blogger and Takeaway contributor Ibrahim Abdul-Matin joins The Takeaway with his thoughts on these and other draft picks.

See what Matt Stafford has to say about being the first pick in the video below.


Ibrahim Abdul-Matin


Nadia Zonis

Comments [3]


University of Michigan is clearly the better franchise (when compared to URI) but the new guy, Ibrahim, props to you for being right on about the draft. I appreciate your critical analysis. Props to the takeaway for finding new and shining talent!

Apr. 27 2009 10:22 PM
ibrahim abdul-matin

We're Rhode Island Born and We're Road bred and when we die we'll be Rhode Island dead, sooooo, Go GO Rhode Island, Island - Go Go, Rhode Island, Island - Go Rhode Island, U-R-I!

how's that for some Rhoddy pride!?

thanks for listening in and please stay in touch!

Apr. 27 2009 04:30 PM
Keith Erskine

Great to hear a URI alum make sense of the NFL draft this morning. Great job Ibrahim - I'll be following your blog and hope to hear you again on the show!

- Keith, URI'81

Apr. 27 2009 07:45 AM

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